Bible Verses to Remember When Times Are Tough

Written by: | August 5, 2015

Illness. Job loss. Death of a loved one. Scary parenting trials. We’ve all had those times, and we’ve all persevered to get where we are today. But how? How do you gather yourself up and face the storm? For me, times of great trial lead me one place –...
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Memorize Scripture with Your Kids this Summer

Written by: | June 12, 2015

Memorizing scripture should be part of every Christian’s life, starting with the youngest of the littles and going right on up through adults. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. –Psalm 119:11 What better way to be comforted by the Word in...
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God’s Never-Ending, All-Consuming Love

Written by: | May 27, 2015

“I hate you!” My almost-8-year-old daughter’s refrain rings from the hallway as she stomps to her bedroom. I call after her, “I love you now and I’ll always love you.” That’s my refrain. Getting our kids to understand the enormity of God’s never-ending, all-consuming love can be a challenge,...
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Making the Most of Easter at the Last Minute

Written by: | April 3, 2015

Today is Good Friday, so if you’re looking to create an especially fun and meaningful Easter with your family, you’d better get moving. Here are some easy ideas for making the most of Easter at the Last Minute 1. Turn off all the lights. There was a period of darkness when Jesus died,...
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Tackling the Scary Moments of Motherhood

Written by: | March 2, 2015

I remember snippets of that day. I had a nagging feeling that I should relocate my pill minder to a higher shelf, but I didn’t do it. I was in the bathroom with a stomach bug when my then-5-year-old came screaming up the stairs. “MOM! MOM! MOM! MOM! MOM!...
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A Prayer for the Homeschool Mom

Written by: | January 12, 2015

Homeschooling is one of the most rewarding parts of my day. It’s also one of the hardest. Finding the discipline to sit down and prepare the work, battling with a strong willed child who has special learning needs, and making time for my preschooler require daily focus. And that’s...
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10 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

Written by: | December 10, 2014

My pastor’s sermon today was about giving, giving time, giving money, giving of yourself to God. He pointed out some of the verses in Luke where Jesus speaks about giving specifically as well as 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows...
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Thankful Family Traditions

Written by: | November 26, 2014

My husband and I have hosted Thanksgiving dinner for our families since the year we got engaged (10 years ag0). It was always a fun day for me, full of work and play. We snacked on olives and appetizers, set the table together, ate a big meal, cleared the...
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7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Share

Written by: | October 16, 2014

Do you struggle with kids who grab the best cupcake for themselves?  Always want to take the first turn? Always want to choose the game to play? Constantly bicker for your attention? I know I do. It’s human nature. Go back in the Bible to Cain and Abel or...
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Living a Life of Gratitude

Written by: | August 7, 2014

Brené Brown, a popular psychology researcher and blogger who has studied emotions for almost 15 years, discovered that joyful people practice gratitude. In one of her books, she talks at length about the connection between the practice of gratitude and happy, content, and joyful feelings. In other words, people...
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